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    I also live in NW Arkansas, and I built a new...

    I also live in NW Arkansas, and I built a new house 3 years ago. For a couple of years before I built my house, I researched HVAC systems (and aggravated a couple of people on this board with my...
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    Just my personal experience with my own house building exercise...

    I built a 4000sqft house in northern Arkansas (near Branson, MO). Did the load calculations, and they showed a 3T unit would...
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    That's exactly what I keep thinking! All the...

    That's exactly what I keep thinking! All the data I have collected directly contradicts what I have learned from reading this board over the last few years, and contradicts what I've read in my...
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    I'm not positive of its absolute accuracy, but I...

    I'm not positive of its absolute accuracy, but I am of its relative accuracy. It shows 42%RH at 78F in my father-in-law's house across the street, and 55% at 77F in my house.

    The 78F and 77F are...
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    Yes, that is precisely my concern, even beyond...

    Yes, that is precisely my concern, even beyond personal comfort. I have a couple of children who have dust mite and mold allergies...
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    I remeasured just now, first measurement after...

    I remeasured just now, first measurement after the service call.

    Outside temp: 83F, 41% RH
    Temp before the coil: 76.5F
    Temp after the coil: 54.1F
    deltaT: 22.4F
    RH: 55%
    CFM: 1250...
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    Thanks, Teddy Bear. Sounds like I'm damned if I...

    Thanks, Teddy Bear. Sounds like I'm damned if I do, damned if I don't. Looks like maybe I shot myself in the comfort department by putting so much effort into insulation and incidental sealing.
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    Yeah, I'll give the humidistat a try. I do have...

    Yeah, I'll give the humidistat a try. I do have a concern about how effective it'll be with whatever is going on with my system, though. My understanding is that opening the humidistat jumper on...
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    Keep the master bedroom at 78F and the other 3...

    Keep the master bedroom at 78F and the other 3 zones at 77F. Personally, I prefer it cooler, but my wife freezes even at 78F right now (some kind of protein deficiency).

    There are 6 people in the...
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    I had the company out, and they checked it out. ...

    I had the company out, and they checked it out. Determined it was about 1.5 pounds low on R22 and charged. I watched while he charged, and he was charging by superheat rather than subcool...
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    That's the strange thing. It both heats and...

    That's the strange thing. It both heats and cools well. In the winter, the auxiliary heat hardly ever kicks in, and then only below about 22F or so, and only for brief periods.

    I've checked the...
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    beenthere, when I investigated the humidification...

    beenthere, when I investigated the humidification issue last summer (started looking, because while it cooled really well, there was barely any condensate coming from the condensate drain, and the...
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    "Calling for high stage by itself"...I'm not sure...

    "Calling for high stage by itself"...I'm not sure what you mean by that. The small zone is able to call for service exclusive of the other zones. When another zone is active, there's no velocity...
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    There was a small amount of controversay back in...

    There was a small amount of controversay back in 2003 when I was picking your most talented brains for information to help me design my new house, and I had said I would give a followup after the...
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    My HVAC contractor offered to start the system so...

    My HVAC contractor offered to start the system so the drywall guys would have nice comfortable air, and I had learned enough from this forum to ask him not to. Told this to the drywall guy, and he...
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    Let's look at what we have here... 1) Judging...

    Let's look at what we have here...

    1) Judging from the products, this is a female resident, right?
    2) The medicine bottles are in very plain view
    3) The house looks like it WAS very well kept...
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    Looks pretty typical for a major depressive cycle...

    Looks pretty typical for a major depressive cycle for a person with bipolar disorder with a compulsive eating secondary disorder.
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    Reminds me of the law in Texas concerning...

    Reminds me of the law in Texas concerning theft...

    Between the time of 30min after sunset and 30min before sunrise, it is legal to use deadly force in dealing with a property crime (theft,...
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    :) That is a phrase I HAVE to remember!

    :) That is a phrase I HAVE to remember!
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    :) thanks for your analysis, Rob10. I'm still...

    :) thanks for your analysis, Rob10. I'm still trying to figure out where actions of others makes ME sick and an idiot, though. That one just didn't quite compute. Or are you merely offended...
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    I suspect that the laws have become more...

    I suspect that the laws have become more "refined" (as in sugar, or oil) in the 50 years since these incidents took place, as have sensibilities.

    But I fail to see the difference between a quick...
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    Hey! Did I ever tell you about my grandmother...

    Hey! Did I ever tell you about my grandmother (mother of these boys)?

    Little spitfire all of 4'11". She was left home alone with 8 children in the backwoods of SE Missouri, while my grandfather...
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    Re: model citizens

    :) There's lots of colorful characters to come out of the Ozarks.

    Of course, I don't believe that rightfully counts as "animal cruelty", unless you consider the entire meat production industry to...
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    Re: sick

    My Dad says it's true. Of course, my uncle changed a lot after he became a Christian and entered the ministry.

    Reminds me of another story about another uncle. This one was in the navy. Had a...
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    Reminds me of a story my father told about his...

    Reminds me of a story my father told about his brother, a career marine who saw WWII and Korea action. He was home on leave one time, wearing his dress uniform for a date or something. Walking down...
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